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August 02, 2012

Australia’s JetStar Reopens Honolulu-Melbourne Route

Hawaii will get additional airlift from Australia, later this year, when JetStar reinstates service from Honolulu to Melbourne, Australia’s second largest city.
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July 03, 2012

Restaurant Week Wailea Raises $4,500 for Maui Food Bank

Wailea Community Association’s General Manager, Bud Pikrone, presented checks totaling over $4,500 to Marlene Rice, Development Director for the Maui Food Bank from their recent “Restaurant Week Wailea” promotion.
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May 31, 2012

Visitor Spending, Arrivals Up in April

Total expenditures by visitors who came to Hawai‘i in April 2012 climbed 26.8% over the previous year to $1.17 billion, according to the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority.
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May 08, 2012

Tourism Authority Receives $2M for Asia-Pacific Marketing

The 2012 Hawaii State Legislature approved an additional $2 million for fiscal years 2013 through 2015 for the Hawaii Tourism Authority.
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May 07, 2012

Maui Tennis Clubs Rank Top in World

Kapalua Tennis Garden and Wailea Tennis Club rank in the top 100 tennis resorts in the world for 2012, according to a worldwide survey conducted by Tennis Resorts Online.
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April 10, 2012

Allegiant Begins Fresno, Vegas to Honolulu Flights

Allegiant announces the company will begin new, nonstop air service from the mainland to Honolulu.
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March 25, 2012

Vacation Rental Bill Revived at the Legislature

Last Thursday, HB 2078 bill requiring non-resident vacation rental owners to hire local property managers was passed by the Senate Tourism Committee.
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March 13, 2012

House Defers Vacation Rental Bill

State lawmakers have deferred the controversial vacation rental bill that would have made it law for out-of-state vacation rental owners to use a local rental managers.
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March 12, 2012

Controversial Vacation Rental Bill Could Pass at Legislature

Two controversial bills, SB 2089 and HB 1705, would require non-resident vacation rental owners to hire local property managers.
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February 24, 2012

January 2012 Visitor Spending Breaks Record

Total expenditures by visitors to Hawaii in January 2012 reached $1.345 billion, the best one-month total on record.
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February 23, 2012

700,000 New Airline Seats To Be Added in 2012

The Hawaii Tourism Authority, the state’s tourism agency, is forecasting 7.7% growth in total scheduled nonstop air seats to Hawaii in 2012.
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February 13, 2012

Travaasa Hana Debuts Island’s Only Hotel Archery Experience

As part of its new resort offerings, Travaasa Hana (formerly Hotel Hana-Maui) recently debuted the island’s only hotel archery experience.
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January 31, 2012

United Starts Only Non-Stop DC-Honolulu Service

United Airlines announced today that it will begin daily, non-stop service from Honolulu to Washington, DC’s Dulles International Airport.
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January 30, 2012

December Record Month for Visitor Spending

For December 2011, Hawaii total visitor spending reached the unprecedented high of $1.298 billion, according to statistics released by the Hawaii Tourism Authority.
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January 19, 2012

Obama Easing Visa Rules Good for Hawaii

Today’s announcement by President Obama to ease travel and tourism restrictions in the United States was lauded by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) officials as highly beneficial to Hawaii’s economy.
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